Why didn’t you keep him? He loved you … I get this question almost every time I post a video about a rescue or foster dog (ah! especially a foster dog) that was adopted. Today, I even woke up to find a comment in Christie’s video saying “she trusted you and you let her down!” WTF???
Continue reading Why I Did Not Keep The Dog That “Loved Me”
What is it that really makes a dog spend years in a shelter, unwanted, overlooked and ignored? Factors like the age, the breed and the size do matter – a young dog will be adopted easier than an old one, a purebred easier than a mix breed one and a small one easier than a big one. And of course, the healthier the better. Continue reading What Makes A Dog Non- Adoptable?
Just a dog / Come on, it’s just a dog / Save some people instead / Children in Africa are dying and you care about a dog etc etc etc. Youtube has this amazing capacity of making you watch all sorts of videos you wouldn’t normally choose to watch, so “just a dog” comments come and go, from people who simply don’t understand what all the fuss is about. Continue reading Just A Dog – An Answer To Spam Comments
Whether you like it or not, dogs are the most awesome animals on this planet – at least from people’s point of view. Don’t get me wrong, I am sure that pilot-fish, for example, are awesome from a shark’s point of view, but sharks don’t have a blog, I do. I am a human, and I see the awesomeness where I choose to see it. Continue reading Why Are Dogs So Awesome?
Pavlov’s dog, apart from the 70s rock band (remember Julia?), is much more. Ivan Pavlov was a Russian psychologist, back in the 1890s, responsible for one of the greatest scientific advances: classical conditioning (Pavlovian conditioning). Continue reading Pavlov’s Dogs And Classical Conditioning – Learning The Cool Way
Paralyzed dogs (and cats) might end up in that state due to many reasons, but in Greece, 99% of them were left paralyzed due to a human. Either victims of a hit and run, shot (it happens more often than you can imagine) or simply kicked and beaten, they are left paralyzed and rarely get adopted. Continue reading Paralyzed Dogs And Cats – how To Care For One
Three legged dogs suffer a lot of discrimination. Especially when it comes to adoption, most people are reluctant to pick one, and the reason range from fear to simple ego (who am I to be seen with a tripod? It’s embarrassing) Continue reading Three Legged Dogs – Things To Know
Why do some dogs like to shred paper items, or even eat them? I always wondered about that, so I finally googled it. It turns out that shredding papers is a totally different behavior from actually consuming it. Continue reading Why Do Dogs Eat Or Shred Paper?
Fostering is about letting go – I guess that’s pretty clear. Foster parents serve as an intermediary, and it all comes down to that precious moment, when our fosters leave for their forever home. Continue reading Fostering Away – How To Say Goodbye To Your Foster Dog
Before after usually comes with pictures of sick, emaciated, and abused dogs on the one end, and their photos after they have recovered on the other. But there is another type of before after that only rescuers and adoptive parents get to experience. Continue reading Before And After Adoption – Ten Rescue Dogs That Prove What A Home Can Do